Watermelon Slushy

This is the perfect sweet, cool, nutrient rich and refreshing drink on a hot, hot day. Watermelon, mint, lemon and ice are the perfect match for summer.



Ready In:

10 minutes

Good For:

Hot days


About this Recipe

By: Amanda Higgins

This drink epitomises summer. When the watermelons are everywhere and it is hot, why not blend some up for a real slushy cooler.

The drink is not overpoweringly sweet and can be adjusted to a more sour lemon flavour, add the mint and it really tingles the taste buds.

Watermelons are mostly made up of water — about 92 percent — but yet this refreshing fruit is full of nutrients. Each bite has significant levels of vitamins A, B6 and C, lots of lycopene, antioxidants and amino acids. There’s even a modest amount of potassium. So not all bad….


  • Watermelon
  • Lemons
  • Mint leaves
  • Ice

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Chop up all the watermelon and throw it into a blender. It is a good idea to add a little water to get the blender going. I leave the pips in as the labour of removing them is too much, however if the watermelon has black pips it is best to remove them as they won’t blend well.

Step 2

Add a handful of fresh mint leaves according to the quantity of watermelon and too taste. I love the fresh flavour of mint so I add a lot. Blend this up until it is a liquid. If you find it is too thick add a little more water, but be careful as adding too much will make it a watery juice with little favour.

Step 3

Once it has all blended, add a squeeze of lemon juice. This balances out the flavour of the sweet watermelon. Taste and adjust the lemon as you may need more if you have a large quantity of melon.

Pour into a jug and drink or store in the fridge.


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